Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (and how to fix it)

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Harvard Business Review Press, March 12, 2019 240 pages, Harvard Business Review Press, Hardcover: $25, E-book: $15 Reviewed by Chris Wendel In a nutshell: The number of leaders in business and politics far outnumbers women. Author and authority on talent management Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic explains...

On the Case: Local attorneys face big cases this year

Sleepy northern Michigan is a misnomer when it comes to the courtroom. Cases involving OxyContin, Roundup, and controversial downstate attorney Geoffrey Fieger all have local connections, some with potentially big legal consequences. The rise of high-profile cases could be linked to a sea change of the local...

Ticket to Ride: New customized bus makes round trips to Detroit, Chicago

Anyone who wants to get to Detroit or Chicago without flying or driving now has another option. Lake Michigan Express, a new Traverse City-based company, began offering thrice-weekly bus service in late June to those cities via a comfortable 15-passenger customized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter bus. “We’ve been planning...

Petoskey Wine Region Debuts

From his post as president of the newly named Petoskey Wine Region, Dustin Stabile sees wineries working together and aiming higher. “We’re trying to turn this into a destination, where people are making plans to come to Petoskey … we want them coming here to Petoskey...

Consider This: Philosophy for Your Everyday Life

Jordan Lindberg, a Traverse City native, has grown eFulfillment Service into a very successful regional e-commerce company.  You can’t compete with Amazon, but eFulfillment Service does. Did degrees in engineering, computer science, math and an MBA power Jordan to this success? No. How about a Ph.D....

Measuring Our Community’s Success

“Measurables” are important things in today’s world. Whether applied in professional or personal settings, it’s critical to have access to reliable, fact-based data to help make informed decisions going forward. If your goal is to improve your health and fitness, it’s important to know measurables such...